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Take The COMET On The Go! Partnership with Lyft

posted by John Andoh
February 24, 2020


Effective March 1, 2020, the following changes to The COMET On The Go is in effect:
1. Uber is no longer participating in the program. Lyft will be the only provider of this program.
2. COMET To The Market trips are only available between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., seven days a week.
3. 2 trips a week maximum can be made on COMET To The Market.
4. You must board or alight in a “Food Desert” area AND an eligible grocery store in order to use the program. The geofencing has been reduced to ensure that users are going to a grocery store.

The COMET is helping you go around the Columbia Metropolitan Area easily!  The COMET will pay up to $5.00 for ridesharing trips that start and end in The COMET fixed route service area on Lyft through the following two programs:

  • COMET @ Night:  Seven days a week between 9 p.m. and 3 a.m., apply the promo code which are available on board the inside of The COMET buses to get the up to $5.00 discount.
  • COMET To The Market:  Seven days a week between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m., apply the promo code COMETMARKET18 on Lyft and your trip must originate or end at the following fresh food markets:
    • Walmart & Walmart Neighborhood Market
    • BiLo
    • Kroger
    • The Fresh Market
    • Whole Foods Market
    • Aldi
    • Blossom Shop
    • Food Lion
    • Gourmet Shoppe
    • La Estrella Supermarket
    • Lowe’s Fresh Food
    • Ole Timey Meat Market
    • Piggy Wiggly
    • Publix
    • Rosewood Market & Deli
    • Sam’s Club
    • Costco
    • Save-A-Lot
    • State Farmer’s Market
    • Target
    • Trader Joes
    • Supermercado El Mariachi

COMET To The Market can only be used twice a week per passenger.  Anything over $5.00 is the responsible of the passenger.  The code must be entered to receive the discount.  You can only use COMET To The Market, if you board or alight in a food desert area AND a grocery store.

To get started, please download the Lyft app from App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).  If you do not have a smartphone or require mobility device access, please call (803) 255-7124 to request service.

For additional information, call (803) 255-7100 or Download the FAQ Sheet.